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Samsung Galaxy S4: 10 exclusive or little-known features review

0. phoneArena 05 Apr 2013, 07:17 posted on

As with every phone that's been in the office for a while, we are constantly discovering hidden nuggets or extra small features that make life with the handset easier, and the Samsung Galaxy S4 has plenty of those...

This is a discussion for a news. To read the whole news, click here

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 20:13 2

90. SleepingOz (unregistered)


The message I quoted comes directly from HTC, try again! =]

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 20:17 3

91. SleepingOz (unregistered)


"This is the correct information, since this is in our HTC website; the other one that you provide for us to see, is a third-party website and we do not recommend looking at those websites for information like this. I recommend you to always look on HTC official websites or contact HTC Email Support for any questions or assistance you have in the future."

You should go back to school and learn how to read properly before trying to reply to comments you didn't understand. =]

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 21:22

96. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


the message can be edited or someone in htc is clueless
i prefer this source
www.qualcomm.com/media/blog/2013/01/07/snapdragon-800-series-and-600-processors-unveiled

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 09:30

119. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Denial at its best.. lol

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:34

122. Joy_0072 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


->to yudi.nemesis

B !tch just buy ur Htc one n stay happy

n we sammy boys would buy s4

we would stay happy with our device n u stay happy with urs

end of discussion

dont burn ur a s * on sammy's page

get the hell outta here
(oh ww.... wait there might be some some reason coz ur ONE is right not getting totally fuc*ED up by S4
_|_
its ur f*kin nightmare isnt it htc fan boy

)

n yeah innovation word just doesnt fit to htc's dictionary
putting speakers on the front panel of a device isnt innovation

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:39

124. Joy_0072 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


n yeah for those talkin abt ultrapixel tech

my foot f*ck it
4mp hahahhaha lol troll of the year

n now dont open ur mouth for OIS n oder things
buy a DSLR instead oK

troll faced s4 haters

posted on 11 Apr 2013, 16:59

127. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


one more stupid fanboy,
listen to me boy how i can be htc fanboy when i never buy htc phone, and just to let you know right now im using Nokia E6-00, Galaxy Y, and Galaxy S2.
Just stop being closed minded fanboy

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 06:20

128. Joy_0072 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


then dont bark for htc ok

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 15:58

130. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


haha.. you are soo cluless,
read all my comment and can you find anything about htc????

posted on 12 Apr 2013, 08:49 1

129. Xeriffs (Posts: 11; Member since: 17 Sep 2012)


Holy owned... I really don't care if Nemesis thinks EVERY SINGLE FEATURE on the S4 is a gimmick, including the processor. I don't care if older phones had floating touch and globe mode or whatever. All that matters to me is I really like Samsung's devices and I can honestly say that if I use those features in everyday life like I use the ones on my SIII, that it is not a gimmick.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:24 4

85. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


When if comes to Cpu Gpu and displys no one can touch nor overtake Samsung™

Even Htc parts are from Samsung™

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:50 4

32. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hmm htc one's spec sheet from htc website said ddr2, but myt b some typo error.., other forums say ddr3..

anyway, @losersam, i think lg optimus g pro has ddr3 Ram

:)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:37

40. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


ahaa finaly there is someone can accept the reality

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:48 2

43. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


coz im with d reality ur calling..
but ur comment # 23 to #13 to #8 is actually ambiguous and errrr..
here..

Luticol's statements isnt yet proven coz as ive said accdg to htc's website and other tech sites, htc one is using ddr2 ram, but some reviews say ddr3. so we dont know anything..

but losersam is wrong coz lg optimus g pro is also using ddr3 ram :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:46 3

58. SleepingOz (unregistered)


Anandtech says it's DDR2 not DDR3.
They're the one who also said that the HTC One use DDR2, which true.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2162146&highlight=ddr3&page=9

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 21:28 1

97. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah but qualcom say this
www.qualcomm.com/media/blog/2013/01/07/snapdragon-800-series-and-600-processors-unveiled

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 23:51 3

99. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4069; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


The 600 supports DDR3 RAM, but OEMs can switch it out for DDR2 to lower costs I think.

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 01:41

103. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


do u think that htc's engineers are idiot enuf to confirm something with wrong answer??

i think snapdragon s600 is compatible w/ ddr3 ram, but the manufacturer has the say of what to use i think :)

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:36

123. Joy_0072 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah baby s4 gots ddr3

\M/

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 13:43 1

71. Nephylim (Posts: 134; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Wrong..... Lg optimus pro has DDR2.
and Htc one too

Source: anandtech

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 15:52 1

75. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)


Ya its the first ddr3 phone, it will make a small difference though, just benchmark boasting.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 23:02 2

98. esperanza (Posts: 46; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)


lol Don't lie HTC fanboys shamelessly, HTC One has 2GB DDR"2" ram.
htc.com/uk/smartphones/htc-one/#specs

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 07:59 18

9. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


i'm starting to love it!

(the features only)

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:20

117. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Only.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:01 8

10. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Ever since the Lumia 920 started using super-sensitive screen everybody wants to use them too.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:39 4

17. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1145; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


you are correct. just like when N8 got a 12mp camera , other companies chased it even reaching at 16mp!!

cough! Htc cough!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:45 1

42. akki20892 (Posts: 3563; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Nokia Lumia 920 said: it's my screen's feature.......!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:13 22

11. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


thats how a smartphone works, a SMARTphone.. :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:31 3

25. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah thats why nokia use it first ^_^

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:42 6

29. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


hmm? yeah, but wer not just talking abt gloves comptblity, i think u ddnt see the other 9 features being featured in ds artcle, check them first so u wont look like @@@@ here :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:45 3

30. kobainez (Posts: 302; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


What so smart abt copying other manufacturers features? Sony invented floating touch then Samsung stole it

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:08 7

36. procol (Posts: 16; Member since: 28 Feb 2013)


Adopting useful technology is copying/stealing? You don't need to invent the wheel twice. It becomes 'stealing' if all 3 conditions below are met.

1. Sony has invented the tech.
2. Sony has patented it.
3. Samsung's floating touch tech is the exact same one based on the Sony's method and Samsung didn't get proper license from Sony to implement the tech into their phone.

My guess is that none of 3 conditions above is true and Sony just adopted the tech also. I think Samsung has developed their own tech or got license from others.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:49 1

64. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


floating touch is developed by Cypress Technologies and Sony mobile in case you don't belive me
developer.sonymobile.com/knowledge-base/technologi​es/floating-touch/
now prove to me that airview is developed by samsung

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:14 3

37. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


OMG, lots of Sony army men here..

Sony didnt invent the touchless display neither they have patented touchless display first.. neither samsung..

and what connection do COPYING has with the sense of being a smarter SMARTphone? yaiks, desperate..

copying? ignorant people.. dont u know that patents can be legally used by another?,, as long as their is legal licensng agreements, the word copying is out!, thus please give me ur evidence that samsung copied it and that samsung is being sued for it,,..

another fact, dont u dare insult the company that has the largest number of mobile patents., u never know, ur Sony is also legally using these patents..

thats how d mobile world flows, SHARING not ALL COPYING,,

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:04 1

50. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


its not about touchless display
he talking about sony innvented floating touch technology
which allows phone to react when the
user's hand is near the screen (Up to 20mm). In
Android 2.3 floating touch could only be used with
browser, but an upgrade to Android 4.0.4 has brought
the ability to use this feature for entire interface (so called "glove mode" ).
And just like you said maybe samsung have legal licensing agreements with sony

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:19 1

53. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


not yet close enough, comment #46 said that synaptics invented it..maybe thats d real deal..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:37

57. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


sorry comment #46 is for gloves feature.. sorry hehe :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:32

60. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


comment #50 is talking about floating touch and i have proved that floating touch technology is developed by sony mobile, now can you prove to me that samsung airview is developed by samsung!!!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:52 4

45. voxmarc (Posts: 313; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


ever wonder why Sony is not suing Samsung on those floating touch features?because its a different method....

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:10 1

51. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


noooo seee this video
m.youtube.com/watch?client=mv-google&hl=en-GB&gl=I​D&v=jHUYVS8kqUQ
and tell what method that samsung use
maybe samsung have legal lincensing agreements with sony
thats why sony is not suing samsung

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:52 3

33. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


actually sony was first into the game of sensitive phones ~ xperia sola

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:19 5

38. taikucing (unregistered)


Your hatred towards samsung makes you blind of the truth.
Please prove that all those features (10 of them) are used by nokia first! Although I'm not a Samsung fanboy, but I can say those features are awesome.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 18:15 1

80. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


the truth is not all the feature on S4 is samsung ideas or samsung innovation they just using/adopt/copying
1. Glove mode lumia 920
2. Floating touch / airview Xperia Sola
3. Dual recording mode LG optimus G pro
4. Smart pause / smart video LG optimus pro
there is the different between hatred and the truth

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:19 2

83. taikucing (unregistered)


Did you read my f****g comment? You said nokia used first, that means ALL those features was used by nokia. Prove ALL those features (10 OF THEM) are used by nokia! You got it smart @ss?
*sigh* I hope I can bold some words

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 20:55

93. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


hahaha reeelllaaxx.. Man i never said ALL those feature features are used by nokia

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 19:22 1

84. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


abt that LG optimus G pro, before the g pro launched, samsung already filed trademarks for this smart pause and scroll so that basically would mean that dey ddnt copy those features after g pro

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 21:02

95. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


oh really but what i know is LG have patent of eye tracking technology since 2005 and 2009
but please prove it because i want to know the truth

posted on 06 Apr 2013, 01:54 1

104. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-trademarks-eye-scroll-and-eye-pause-are-they-smart-stay-2-0/

we still dont know what method sammy used to different8 it from the patent of LG.. we still dont know everything so stop using ur magical word "copying" like u know everything..

d fact that smart stay last year is also an eyetracking tech can invalidatte ur statement of copying..

i know that patents of LG,, 2005? 2009? and why ddnt LG use such patent that patent in their mobile device? to protect d concept?..

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:52 7

46. SGSatlantis (Posts: 205; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)


Dude stop trolling every single comment! Nokia introduced the first phone with gloves operated display, they didn't invent the technology, Synaptics did. And so what, are you saying that the Nokia 920 is better than the S4!? Please elaborate or get out of here.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:56 3

48. kclgphilsbsa (Posts: 765; Member since: 21 Jan 2013)


thank u for the info that Synaptics invented it,, slap on nemesis :)

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 12:01

59. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


did i said nokia invent the tchnology,
if you can't read my comment please don't answer it
and S4 screen not only have glove mode but have floating touch feature so i'll ask your help what technology that samsung use
floating touch technology is developed by sony mobile and Cypress Technologies

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:35 16

15. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Even though the S4 is not my cup of tea, but I must say BEASTY PHONE!

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:39 17

18. voxmarc (Posts: 313; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)


just keeps getting better and better.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:42 15

19. Diego! (Posts: 507; Member since: 15 Jun 2009)


I was trying to choose Samsung Galaxy S 4 or HTC One, but after reading this, despite it doesn't have a 'premium' design as the HTC One, I will get Samsung Galaxy S 4 with no doubts. :D

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 08:55 1

20. johnriii (Posts: 227; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


SAMSUNG!!!! WHAT IS YOUR PROFESSION??? (lets see how many get it).

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 10:49 1

44. phobia09 (Posts: 4; Member since: 15 Mar 2013)


Perhaps just me, sad day. Oh well, "HOOAH, HOOAH, HOOAH!!!!!"

posted on 08 Apr 2013, 03:20 1

116. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)


Developing plastics?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 14:43

125. Joy_0072 (Posts: 6; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


yeah
idiot

but to correct u its aint plastic its
polycarbonate

i think u should get some chemistry lessons from ur prof..
bhenchod

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 09:30 11

24. XperiaPrince (Posts: 108; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


I just realized that the s4 is a good phone.Gorilla glass 3 and the weather sensors are pretty important to me.

posted on 05 Apr 2013, 11:10 7

52. rock_rock (Posts: 13; Member since: 04 Apr 2013)


Wow, it's REALLY REALLY a SMARTphone ^^

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